going to be influenced by the storm with some very gusty winds across the area and also some beach erosion. now the eye over to the temperatures and we can see what's going on here. because we're looking at warm temperatures once again for today. but, what's going to couple with the storm to the south are these cold temperatures, this cold snow in the mountains definitely possible as we go through time. so we have a lot to consider as we go towards the weekend. the end of the weekend the beginning of next week it's going to be cold can it's going to be windy and we're also going to get some rain in here. but for today, as you step out that door ijamsville temperature at 57 degrees. not worried about really having the heavy coat this morning because the temperatures are well above average. and we are at 59 in sykesville and westminster. through the rest of today this is what you can expect. we can expect some patchy fog this morning. and a sun/cloud mix as we go into the afternoon. this 72 is going to be the high for today. that is going to be coming above average. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with
lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, as you mentioned we are and unfortunately a crash on . the west side of the beltway in wood lawn on the outer loop at security boulevard. north of the scene, here's what it looks like at liberty road. checking in and taking a live look you'll notice it's causing a massive backup it's going to take you 14 minutes right now to travel that outer loop from 795 down towards 95. as far as the beltway is concerned in parkville a live look at harford road, normal conditions, no problems as you do travel up towards towson. and as we pull up another drive time the jfx going to be in great shape. no delays traveling from southbound -- southbound from 695 all the way downtown. that stretch will take you just 11 minutes. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. in this morning a trial begins for two people cited for giving teens alcohol. the teenagers later dayed in a crash. >> the accident happened back in january but now a mother and a brother of a teen girl are headed for trial. and abc2 news' sherrie johnson
joins us with more on the story. >> reporter: the civil trial of debbie and joshua franco is scheduled to begin this afternoon in district court in glen burnie. they were given citations for providing alcohol to three teenagers who were killed in a car crash in january. that crash happened on interstate 97 and route 50. several 911 callers say the car carrying three teens was going the wrong way before the head- on crash happened in davidsonville. the crash killed 18-year-old franco, 19-year-old brittany walker, 18-year-old zachary rose and the driver of the other car, 55-year-old terry wayne davis. now debbie and joshua franco are accused of serving alcohol the minorrings considering -- to minors during a birthday party at their home just before the accident happened 679 state police say both drivers were under the influence of alcohol but the francos lawyer says his clients are innocent. he says the alcohol was from places beyond the franco home. the state's attorney office says right now there's no law if place that has tougher penalties -- in place that has
tougher penalties. there's no jail time but possibly a fine as much as $500. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. police have increased their numbers of officers in roland park after two people were kidnapped and robbed within minutes. the first victim was a woman walking to her car around 2:00 in the morning on roland avenue. two men with a gun came up and forced her into their car. it was a silver four door dodge stratus. they released her after taking out money at the atm. they struck again ten minutes later. >> this 19-year-old victim was riding his bike in the 5500 block of roland avenue. they struck this victim with their car which the fell fell off the bicycle. they then went up to him with the guise of making he was okay and then at that point they forced him into their vehicle. >> a 19-year-old was robbed and eventualry dropped off as well. right now today a teenager accused of killing a 10-year- old jessica ridgeway will be in
court. colorado police arrested 17- year-old austin sigg. they have a preliminary hearing and charged him with two counts of first degree murder and one count of kidnapping. >> for me, my steps have to be one step at a time into forgiveness. because yes, i'm really angry and i'm really hurt that this person has done this. >> ridgeway was last seen by her mother back on october 5th when she left for school. her body was found a week later at a park in denver and a suburb there five miles away from her home. news time 6:34. you think times are tight? listen to this. tempers flare as drivers waiting to fill up at a gas station in san diego, california. a gallon of regular unleaded dropped just under a dime overnight to $3.89 a gallon. you see the cars lined up to fill up. well, one man said he saw two men almost come to blows over the gas. well, do you find yourself traveling above the speed limit? >> i know you do.
you've passed me before and left me in the dust. listen to this. this place is for charlie. a new stretch of road opened it in the country. the fastest lane out there. and there it is. we were hoping for a -- yep. well drivers in texas they made their first legal laps at 85 miles per hour. governor perry cut the ribbon the opening spoken for the 41- mile stretch of tollway between austin and san antonio. >> all bigener texas -- bigger in texas. >> i guess so. people fly down there anyway. all right, he's been eluding authorities now for years. >> now after being on the wanted list for so long, he is finally been caught. how the monkey was a violent past has a facebook page. >> we have some wild surveillance video for you this morning. a guy goes into a fast food chicken restaurant not for the food. he wants the cash. but story here is his weapon of choice.
you got to see this to believe it. >> and there's so much information you can get on your iphone and your android. you can get the temperatures where you live, also you can get the forecast. we are going to have temperatures remaining above average for today. all you have to do is go to our app store and download our apps. don't go anywhere, i'm going talk more about sandy coming up. lauren? >> well, lynette an accident is causing heavy delays here on the west side of the beltway. i'll relate you know how -- let you know how traffic is shaping up on 95 and 83 coming up on "good morning maryland."
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earlier this month. and now the little guy's days of roaming around town they are over. a trapper who has received death threats over his attempts to capture the monkey couldn't contain his emotions. >> from day one i was always in fear that he would be killed. i can't -- >> people very emotional over the monkey. >> yeah, well he was shot with a tranquilizer and he's okay and now going to be tested for viruses and given a full physical but of course they're concerned because of the attack on the woman and experts do believe he escaped from a small colony of monkeys that live nearby. >> you see they've already organized. check this out. police in kansas city, missouri say a man using samurai sword came in to rob a restaurant, customers inside, they appear a bit stunned by it. the problem is we don't know how much money the guy made off with. your kids get ready to go to the bus stop, this is a story you probably don't want to see. >> but it's one you have to see.
area school buses caught on camera speeding in school zones and running red lights. months of investigative work by joce sterman just ahead. >> love it or hate it the fda says just don't eat too much of it. they have a warning about black licorice. >> and always eyes are on sandy -- all eyes are on sandy. ill have the i -- i'll have the latest on it coming up. >> there's also a serious crash and also the on west site the -- on the west side of the beltway. i'll track the delays and have your complete report coming up next. mayor: casino owners in west virginia are spending
millions against question seven. that upsets me. and that upsets jonathan ogden. you don't want to upset jonathan ogden. ogden: no you don't. mayor: question seven means thousands of jobs and millions for our schools. but these west virginia casinos want to keep it all for themselves. we're not happy about that.
thursday morning, this is your abc2 news to go, i'm megan pringle. >> and i'm charlie crowson. a check of the forecast with meteorologist lynette charles. >> as of now the eye now beginning to move back over open water and you can see it right -- there. so it will begin to pick up some steam. you can see how large this system is. already kicking some rain bands across southeastern florida this morning. and this will track up to the north as we go through time. by the end of the weekend, into early next week, we'll be getting some effects winds very cold weather as another storm systems in from the -- system comes in from the west going to
the east. but this morning no type of systems whatsoever. we're dealing with plenty of dry weather out there and also dealing with some mild temperatures this morning. we can see them 61-degrees in columbia. laurel coming in at 60 degrees. and lusby at at degrees this morning. we -- 59 degrees this morning. we will have an easterly flow and that's going to keep the temperatures down a bit in the afternoon. but the temperatures still above average. yesterday we hit 81 degrees and for today going with 72-degrees with a sun/cloud mix through the remainder of the day. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. be sure to turn on the beams and we are dealing with several accidents. very serious one right now in howard county it's in elkridge on route 1 at route 100. we are awaiting on additional details from police now but a photographer is on the way to the scene and we will have the very latest a's it becomes available -- as it becomes available. use 95 up stead. on the beltway problems will persist, we have a crash in wood lawn right on the outer loop at security boulevard.
as we check and take a live look here at liberty road. causing quite a backup. 15 minutes altogether on that outer loop from 795 down towards 95. this is where the beltway looks like in parkville and much different story here at harford road. no problems getting up to towson and that inner loop nice and clear down to 95. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. megan and charlie, over to you. before you head up to the bus stop this morning, with your kids, we have an abc2 news investigation. >> you worry about whether or not they're going to behave on the school bus. but abc2 joce sterman is here with more and you say we might need to be more concerned about the drivers? >> you think your kids are in safe hands once they step on the bus but we found hundreds of local bus drivers have been busted on cameras speeding and running red lights and there could be more we don't know about because of a lack of oversight of some drivers. our abc2 news investigation looked into camera citations handed out to bus drivers who work specifically for baltimore
city or baltimore county public schools. they were caught on tape with alarming images like these. we found more than 200 citations for speeding or red light violations. with drivers racking up 10 grand in fines they then have to pay on their own. but together the two districts also pay more than 300 contractors to drive their students. and the companies they work for don't have to tell the schools when they get camera tickets. it's just not in their contracts. but after talking to us, the districts say that requirement soon will be because this is a serious problem. >> i think sit potentially dangerous -- it is potentially dangerous behavior. i think that it is a safety issue. >> i would not want to see one ticket and a bus driver or any other employee here in baltimore county who drives a board owned vehicle or equipment. one is too many. we transport students. and that's just not acceptable. >> but we found some drivers are testing the limits getting caught over and over again on those couple is.
so we're -- cameras. so we're going tootle you why discipline is another issue the drivers don't always know about. go to the investigators section on abc2news.com to read more. we're going to be posting the most shocking videos from those tickets throughout the day. guys back to you. all right, seems like the administrators both with the city and the county pretty 90sed by -- surprised by your findings. >> a little surprised. it's something they hadn't thought about before but there appears to be a double standard of sorts and they are going to be changing that based on thed doctors. but they -- the contracts. but they're long contracts sometimes five or six years and the county district says they're going to be making changes an addendum. the city is renegotiating. check out the video at abc2news.com. thanks joce. >> energy drinks are everywhere but most people don't really know how much calf fine they have inside. "consumer reports" tested a number of energy drinks finding they contained caffeine levels
between 71-milligrams and 242- milligrams per serving. some even had more than one serving in that can. the highest level was found in the five hour energy extra strength drink. the lowest level found in the five hour energy decaf. health officials say healthy adults can consume up to 400 mill gams of caffeine per day and kids between 45 and 85- milligrams. a new list of the best child booster seats came out overnight. and 15 of the 17 new model tonight market this year -- models on the market this year made the best bet list. that's according to the institute for highway safety. >> what's a good booster? the lap belt lies flat across the upper thighs. not riding up on the tummy. the shoulder belt fits snuggly across the center of the shoulder, it's not sliding off the shoulder or riding up on the neck. >> the new state law went into effect this month requiring all children under 8 years old to sit in a booster seat unless
they are over 4'9." and if you want to see a list of the seats that made the top list, head to our website, we posted it for you at abc2news.com. it is 6:49. a pastor is now getting some heat for some comments he made about same sex marriage. >> yeah, it's an issue that your going to be voting on in less than two weeks and when you head to the polls this is the issue that they're talking about. abc2 news linda so is in federal hill this morning and why is this make sock many people mad this morning -- making so many people mad this morning linda? >> reporter: it's a hot issue this n maryland. the pastor was caught on tape saying people who engage in homosexual behavior are quote worthy of death and so are all the people who support them. pastor anderson in randallstown made the comment during a town hall meeting this month while quoting the bible. the head of the maryland marriage alliance an organization that opposes same sex marriage released a statement saying pastor anderson's comment was not a call to harm gays and lesbians but supporters soft same sex
marriage say it borders on hate speech. >> those who practice such things are deserving of death. not only do the same but watch this. for those who also approve of those who practice these things. the h if we don't vote against it then we are approving these things that are worthy of death. >> reporter: now, the issue on whether to legalize same sex marriage will be question 6 on the november 6th ballot. linda so, abc2 news. full-time now for they've -- time now for they're five things to know -- five things to know this thursday. a ruling that pit bulls are considered inherently dangerous. earlier this year a law was passed. the public invited to attend the -- invited to attend the meeting. the group will discuss the importance of investing in higher education.
the governor made college affidavittability a priority during his time in office. many of them heading out of state. that's according to a new census report. it shows adults ages 25 to 29 are the biggest out of town movers. many are trying to find jobs in areas like d.c., denver, seattle and texas. american airlines plans to add up to 2500 pilots and 1500 flight attendants, the airline filed for bankruptcy and lost thousands of employees as part of reorganizing. they plan the hire the flight attendants within the next year. disney on ice is in town but before they come to the rink some local school kids are beginning to get a chance to -- going to get a chance to dance with the characters, a special rocking workout in towson. doors open at 1:45. but workout begans at 2:15. news time now 6:52. a 50-year-old tradition is being broken and it's happening this sunday. it's all for a good cause. the referees at the jets and dolphins game they are going to throw pink flags instead of
yellow. all to promote breast cancer awareness. players already wear the pink cleats and gloves you've seen them before no doubt and the idea actually came from a fifth grader in new jersey who gets the present the fink -- to present the pink flags on sunday. lynette has been watching the weather for us all day. both locally here and a lot of attention down south. >> exactly we're going to start down south and this may have an i want pact on our -- impact on our wear. still going to do this. what's going on right now. we have hurricane sandy those winds sustained at about 105 miles an hour. it's moving to the knot at 16 -- north at 16 miles an hourment all the models pretty much in agreement right around the florida area off the coast. and then even as we go around the coast of the carolinas, but then watch the jog that it takes back off towards the west. and now the national hurricane center has that cone right on the edge of new jersey and also delaware and even maryland.
so ocean city we can really get hammered by this. but also watching is some cold weather so we have a cold system that's back off towards the west now. we see the snow entering the northern plains rather and also moving their way off into minnesota at this time. that cold weather will make its way towards us just in time for that tropical system to come across the area as well. could be seeing maybe the perfect storm. that's definitely a posesment. but for today mild temperatures this morning. don't need the heaviest coat. 72-degrees is what i'm going for this afternoon. still above average as we go through tonight and even by tomorrow the temperature at 70 begs, here's the seven day forecast for you as the storm we're looking for it to go downhill into the sunday, monday and tuesday. and possibly wednesday. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. good morning lynette. well, we are following a very serious crash right now in howard county.
it's in elkridge on route 1 at route 100. now route 1 will be shut down between route 100 and kit kat road. if you are traveling in the area you will want to use 95 instead. and an abc2 is on the bay to the fan -- photographer is on the way to the scene now. but to expect heavy delays in the area. more problems out on the beltway where we are dealing with a crash in wood lawn right on the west side of the outer loop at security boulevard. taking a live look just north of the scene here at liberty road. it's causing a massive backup. 15 minutes on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. and as far as 83 is concerned here's wait looks like in -- what it looks like in hunt valley. no problems down to the beltway. too much black licorice this halloween could come with some unwanted side effects. the fda is warning that it contains a sweetener that could cause a drop in potassium levels, when that happens some people experience some pretty
server symptoms. >> potassium levels usually get back to normal when people stop eating the black licorice. all right so what treat to you plan on passing out for halloween? unless you're trying to win big with the neighborhood popularity contest, there's no steadfast rule that says you must pass out candy. >> it is preferred though. lynette come on now. there are plenty of alternatives out there for parents to have fun and to appreciate the knew traditional value but -- nutritiousal value. >> instead odd using candy, we can do toothbrushes and pencils and stickers and other nonfood items. >> the doctor says packages of dried fruit are great halloween treat alternatives. we turn now to our own candy expert lynette charles -- >> shaking her head at the camera. >> toothbrushes? >> candy. >> no. >> that's just wrong. >> exactly lauren. >> you don't do that. >> remind you not only do we want your thoughts on this story and also the dating story which lynette also had a lot to say about. >> your thoughts? >> behind the scenes. if it's appropriate -- on the